Cromer Academy is continuing to fly the flag for the environment. 

The school has been awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award for the second year in a row, qualifying for the status with ‘distinction’.

Darren Hollingsworth, principal, said the academy was one of only a handful of schools to achieve the status.

Mr Hollingsworth said: “We are challenging ourselves to include more opportunities in our curriculum for pupils to learn about environmental issues that affect our community, and what we can do about them. 

“As one of the only schools in Norfolk to achieve this award, we are passionate about sharing our success to inspire others to do the same.”

The academy has an ‘eco-schools committee’ made up of pupils from each year group as well as two Year 11 ‘eco-prefects’, who are responsible for engaging with the school community and setting targets.

The academy’s environmental goals are supported by its friends group, which recently gifted it with a thermal imaging device.

The device is used to identify parts of the school buildings which are losing heat, and can help to inform strategies to save energy.